I understand Lake Havasu, AR, is having a year for rattlers so they might be
interested in the barrier. My sister who moved there from western NY
several years ago has been trying with some success to grow some green stuff
in the back yard. After spending the day working closely with it she had a
visit from the neighbor on one side who said she found a 2' long rattler
while she was doing the laundry in the garage. She also said the neighbor
on the other side found a 5' rattler in his back yard (which sounds
suspiciously large and was probably an exaggeration). But they are right on
the edge of the desert at the outskirts of town. She has a road runner that
follows her when she walks and occasionally a coyote.
That's where I meant. We don't have that style of rattler here so 5' is
very large for us. I guess occasionally some of our eastern diamond backs
get that large but I don't think I've ever run across them. Just the
occasional timber rattler and very few of those. And I'm used to
exaggeration among people who find snakes, especially when they find them
where they figure they don't belong. Although since they built their house
on the snake's habitat I kind of wonder why they are surprised by that.
The one's who are surprised are usually the ones who moved
*from* the city. Those who ain't are the ones who moved *to*
OTOH, I moved *from* the country and am often surprised at
many of these city critters. The 2 legged kind that is.
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